I'm not gonna lie, I'm in the market for a new computer. And I'm not ashamed to say that I'm ready to buy myself one for Christmas--and when I say myself, I really mean Shirley and me. But unless you stay on top of what's new and hot in the computer world, you could very well end up spending too much money on a piece of junk that won't fulfill your needs. Listen, the same question always apply when buying a computing device: What is its primary purpose, e.g., home, business, school, video, gaming, etc. Answering that question will help narrow things down quite a bit. The next thing is to talk to someone that's a bit more computer savvy than yourself, but don't expect the guy or gal at a major tech store be that person. Often times they've been instructed to push certain items to get them off the shelves, or they could be working on commission. Either way, you'll leave the store with a piece of junk.

CNet is my favorite website for investigating technology. They are unbiased when testing technology and will give an accurate assessment of the product. And guess what laptop grabbed the Number 1 spot?